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Magic Magpie memories III: FA Cup, 1951 (From the Pathe newsreel collection).

Posted on April 16th, 2010 | 92 Comments |

Magic Magpie Memories II (FA Cup, 1952).

F.A. Cup semi final replay – Newcastle V. Wolves. (2-1) 1951.

This match was played at Leeds Road, Huddersfield. It’s First blood to The Wolves with a goal from Walker. Then Newcastle strike back with goals from two of the usual suspects, Jackie Milburn and Bobby “Dazzler” Mitchell. The Magpies are through to the FA Cup final! Something that would become a regular event over the next few years.

There are four videos in this sequence, one of Newcastle United in the semi final against Wolverhampton Wanderers, one of the final, one of the lads returning to Newcastle to a hero’s reception with brief speecehes from Joe Harvey and Jackie Milburn. Finally, there is a longer feature taking a more general look at the FA Cup of 1951.

THE CUP FINAL

The Wembley final against Blackpool. Features the one of the greatest legends ever to play the game, Stanley (later, Sir Stanley) Matthews, playing with the ‘Tangerines’ of Blackpool. Matthews played for Blackpool for fourteen years, eventually retired at Stoke when he was fifty, then made a shortlived comeback at Hibernan five years later in 1970! Even with the miraculous Matthews though, who was superb in the game, Blackpool are no match for wor lads, especially Jackie Milburn. He bags two great goals for the Magpies, and has another ruled offside, winning us the first of our triumvirate of ‘fifties FA. Cups.

King George VI presents the trophy.

Howay the lads!

Special – “Welcome hyem canny lads!”

Captain Joe Harvey and Jackie Milburn return to Newcastle with the cup, and receive a hero’s welcome from throngs of exultant Geordies. The sound on this one is a little erratic, but the speeches of both Joe and Jackie are there.

Bonus- The Road to Wembley – 1951

A longer reel looking at both Newcastle and the other teams through the competition. Keep a lookout for the ‘fifties male fan in stockings and suspenders!

Magic Magpie Memories II (FA Cup, 1952).

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92 Responses

  1. another great show (post) pity we didnt win more cups in 50s,60s 70s 80,etc greedy sod me,top show worky

  2. And ya sadly, those FA CUP win’s,i wasn’t even being born yet.:lol:

    And sadly too,KK promotion team in 1993,i was only 1yrs old. =.=”

  3. Big Dave – Yeah, mine is through Gravatar mate. Thinking of changing it, just because I can :lol:

  4. Nowt domestically since 55 and yet it remains our obsession, that’s what makes us the greatest supporters on the planet, our loyalty.

  5. I hate letting something beat me I have my pic on gravatar but it wont show here.
    Ice I got me fence up today so thats me in the good books and no Toonsy it wasnt to keep the missus in it was to keep her out ;)

  6. Hasn’t worked, although this current one took some time to appear again after the old one got deleted.

  7. Great teams, think the 55 team was the better of the three cup winning sides, but nevermind it was a pleasure to attend games during the period, fearing no team and expecting to win.
    Something like Sir Bobbys time.
    Someone happened to mention, how they kept the ball on the ground then.
    It`s pretty difficult to loft a ball thats soaked in water and mud and weighs a stone.
    I suppose thats the primary difference between then and now, the condition of the pitches,equipment and conditioning.
    Though the game was a bit more entertaining in the sense players were not afraid to take on the defenders, just watch Mitchell beat three in a row.
    Anyone doing that to-day would get a bolliking, due to the serious nature of the game.
    What did it matter when players were only getting around fifeen pounds a week, with no tv, in which case gates were the total revenue for the club.
    Paying 2/6d.an adult plus 1/3d. a kid, multiplied by an average of forty odd thousand a home game and a schedule of twenty two games, not exactly a lotta dosh.
    One of the differences was there was no badge kissing, no over the top post goal celibrating and definately no diving.
    The goalies were not wrapped in cotton as to-day and believe it or not there was fewer fouls committed and no deliberate attempts to injure.
    Ah well , that was then!

  8. Class commentary in the final – “Stanley’s going through like an eel…”

    See the bairns are getting beat. Vuckic is on though, he can sort it out.

  9. clint,i was posh, family centre paddock 1/6d,think they got the crowd numbers slightly wrong ;) at times m8

  10. I think that’s the first time I’ve seen those goals. That’s some strike from Milburn for the second goal like.

  11. BBM pity there was no shots of jackies telescopici leg saw it many times as kid at sjp,tryed it a few times,could”nt walk for a week

  12. Toonsy who needs ye Lad got it sorted without yer help not that ye offered anyway :)

    BBM I would love to have seen Milburn for real

    Ice did you see much of SBR in his playing days ?

  13. BBM
    Ernie Taylor, all five foot five of him.
    We had another inside forward from NornIron George Hanna,a twinkle toed fast little guy.
    Ivor Allchurch,one of Wales`s best, Billy Foulks, all small fast guts, except Allchurch of course.
    It certainly was`nt a bunch of geezers hoofing the ball up the pitch and running after it, those guys could play with to-days bunch.

  14. nah dave cannot say i did only had eyes for toon lol when a kid,nice to see your photo back (with no help ;)) pity it was”nt the dog like

  15. Amazing how pathe news has loads of films from the 50s on the Internet – but crappy WordPress can’t carry a few avatars without falling over LOL

    :)

  16. clint,ivor was the most unlucky player at toon lost count of the times he hit the post, his brother c/f was a good player too

  17. Newcastle were probably one of the earliest teams to employ two strikers up front, having Millburn and Robledo team up in those roles.
    Yeah Jackie was the local hero and deservedly so, a genuine unpretentious guy.
    But my hero was Bobby “Dazzler” Mitchell, one of the best entertainers besides laying on and scoring goals, but modelled my game on “Dorty” Jimmy Scoular @ right half, a tough tackling, killer passing enforcer.
    Hey! when you dont have the skills of a Mitchell, whatta ya gonna do ?

  18. That Avatar process is dead easy by the way (in all seriousness). Follow that link, register with them and hey presto, your avatar will start showing soon after.

    It’s like magic. 8O

  19. Chuck/Ice,

    How did you rate Len White?

    He was is of me auld man’s favourite NUFC player of all time. I am still suprised that he preferred White over Mitch and Wor Jackie.

    Would appreciate your views guys.

  20. Could do with an Amstel…

    Cheers for that chuck, Ernie Taylor looked very fleet of foot. Like a little Beardsley. All twinkley-toed. I liked his style.

  21. Whilst we’re doing the old stuff…..

    My dad always said the finest United player he ever saw was Frankie Brennan.

    I once got John McGrath’s autograph in the central station when he was eatin a pie waiting for his train after the match :)

    I was once beating John McNamee at darts in the Gosforth Hotel, but eased off and let him win cos he was one o my heroes (and he was even bigger than me LOL)

  22. It’s crap that you have to though BB

    Can you imagine Facebook or Proboards saying “just go down the corner shop and get y’self an avatar…..” LOL

  23. TGS – no mate, I was tempted because Whumpie has a spare ticket but I’ve got plans and I’m already committed to a weekend away next week (I miss the Ipswich game, GRRR…).

    But I’ll be at QPR, albeit behaving myself in their end. Apparently we’re in the equivalent of their Level 7 or Gallowgate, so I’ll definitely have to behave myself.

  24. UTD111 says:
    April 16, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    Whilst we’re doing the old stuff…..

    My dad always said the finest United player he ever saw was Frankie Brennan.

    I once got John McGrath’s autograph in the central station when he was eatin a pie waiting for his train after the match

    I was once beating John McNamee at darts in the Gosforth Hotel, but eased off and let him win cos he was one o my heroes (and he was even bigger than me LOL)
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Mac,Mac,Mac,McNamee,shags his wife behind a tree.
    Those were the days lol.

  25. UTD111 – It is a bit of a pain but it seems it’s the simplest solution.

    Howay, top of the league, the sun is shining, what’s a quick registration amongst bloggers?

  26. TonyGreenSupreme

    Do you remember that chant…..

    Sha la la la McNamee
    Who the F***in hell is he
    He is F***in Mcnamee
    The finest centre half in history
    hangs Charlie Hurleys b*lls from his Christmas tree

    Couldn’t beat the Leazes when we were all pissed LOL

  27. Aye BB – I’ll do it of course :)

    Just daft really given the power of servers/computers these days

    Never mind…..I’ve had me grumble LOL

  28. bbm,
    Have bought Platinum Club tickets for the Ipswich game and taking the old fella and me young boy.

    Pity your missing the game, but QPR should be a good match. (they were one of my favoured other teams in the mid 70s, i.e. Thomas/Bowles/Francis etc)

  29. TGS,sorry late with reply (bath)tell your dad he knows his players white was great,there was alchuch white eastham best players in lge at time,as i said before d.mackey of spurs done him,still hate spurs to this day

  30. UTD111 says:
    April 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    TonyGreenSupreme

    Our lot were all “hairies” but we wore DMs for the away games of course

    >>>>>>>>>>>Class lol.

  31. icedog says:
    April 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    TGS,sorry late with reply (bath)tell your dad he knows his players white was great,there was alchuch white eastham best players in lge at time,as i said before d.mackey of spurs done him,still hate spurs to this day

    >>>>>>Cheers Ice, if it wasn’t for Mackey,Lenny would have been the all top scorer for Nufc.

  32. UTD111 – to be fair I should probably know for certain, but I think when you ‘host’ something like this, worky might have it on a server that has loads of other stuff going on. It’ll not just be dedicated to just serving our needs.

    By the time I started going to away games there was less need for DMs. Which is nice, cos they’re fecking awful things.

  33. TGS,i wish m8,got a long ponytail like,not much left on top,when it all goes i”ll how it owr the top lol

  34. Well the Gravatar doo-dah says my emails are all “already in use”

    Course they are – thats the point of having the boogers

    Bugger it

  35. TGS – nah, I’m younger than that. It was late 80s/early 90s. I was probably wearing trainers or Kickers (the boots were popular before becoming sh*te).

    UTD111 – is it the one your registered with here? Did you see the note about adding the ‘donotreply…’ bit to your contacts to the email fires through to your email and back to authenicate?

    Bit late at night for Technical Support like. I’ll have to ask worky for double time. It’s nearly weekend rates.

  36. Aye, I do now. Them were the days – When we thought we were getting a new owner and a prosperous future. lol

    He was a comedy legend though! Way before his time in many respects I think.

  37. BBM – It doesn’t even let me as far as the email mate. Just blocks me as soon as I press “submit” I assume it’s detecting my emails as linking with the forums I run? I dunno….

    What a pile o crap – blog software is so far behind the times. It’s like getting out of a Ferrari and stepping into a Ford Cortina

    Anyroadup….can’t be arsed with it LOL

  38. Well you’re on Bowburn, I’ve been roped into to doing the Great North Run and I need a bit of advice from a seasoned veteran.

    I began the running in January and I’m up to five miles – Where do you recommend I get to by August?

    Also what food do I need to eat to give me the best chance?

    I know Pasta, Bread ect.. But is there any secrets you have?

  39. As long as you’re doing 9-10 miles by then, you’ll be laughing. Anything else is a bonus. The adrenalin on the day will get you round 3 or 4 miles.

    I’d say just eat a balanced diet but if you hike up the training, get plenty of protein and carbs. They burn off like nobody’s business if you’re doing lots of training. Rice, porridge (as the good man said), tatties, get eating beans as well (Heinz and the natural kind). You need to make sure you’re eating that 2 or 3 weeks before the run for definite.

    Porridge and specialised protein bars and glucose snacks on the day.

  40. Right, I’m off to watch Lost and eat my balanced diet of Marksy potato and onion rostis with two chicken breasts.

    Eating this late is a bad idea by the way Stu. I just lost track of time…

  41. Good man, thanks Bowburn.

    Should be up to 9 or 10 miles by then.

    I just need to get some trainers – These loafers are so uncomfortable when running!

  42. tips
    1. Proper running trainers are the best things you will ever buy. Got some for the army (i used to get sore shins) they knock minutes off after their first use. Northern runner is a good place to look – its down the ally way in between tiger tiger and the gate.
    2. Supplements. protein, creatine and glutomine are not only the three supplements that everyones body needs, but what actually works for everyone. Use them for a week combined and you wont get muscle fatigue, fact.
    3. If you can do 8-10 mile before the run, your laughing, you will blag the rest. But try and do 8-10 mile a couple of times.
    4. Vaseline. Something you may not think of, but its one of those mistakes you never make again! Thighs, balls, nipples, lube them up mate.
    5. Diet. blah blah blah pretty much everyone knows the crack with whats good and bad, but the night before is important. Stuff your face full of pasta and meat balls the night before and the morning of the race have nothing but some porridge and fruit, nothing heavy.
    6. keep hydrated. The best supplement you can get is free, water. In order for your muscles to work, they need water, keep sipping water all day, never down it.

  43. Roy Cropper says:
    April 16, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    make sure you change out of your leather trousers aswell you – gold – obsessed wank@r.
    <<<<<< cropper :lol:

  44. stu abit of advice for when running it take a couple of bags for your leaky butt because where u normaly talk shite through ur mouth u will need it too breath through

  45. Mick says:
    April 17, 2010 at 12:25 am
    tips
    1. Proper running trainers are the best things you will ever buy. Got some for the army (i used to get sore shins) they knock minutes off after their first use. Northern runner is a
    good place to look<<<<< kna mick stu will be getting a pair of hitec from sports direct

  46. 4. Vaseline. Something you may not think of, but its one of those mistakes you never make again! Thighs, balls, nipples, lube them up mate.
    <<<< him and his boyfreind getb though loads of that mick

  47. mick >>>keep hydrated. The best supplement you can get is free, water. In order for your muscles to work, they need water, keep sipping water all day, never down it.<<< aye and it will take him all day too finish

  48. Sure Len White was the real deal and Vic Keeble was`nt bad, of course George Eastham and Ivor Allchurch, were not shabby.
    So you might say we were treated to good football for the entire fifties into the early sixties, for those that missed it.
    Eat your heart out !
    But the post 55 team never got the adulation of those before, not winning anything and face it there were some greats among those early sides.
    Ronnie “the cat” Simpson GK
    Jackie Fairbrother ”
    Alf McMichael, LB
    Jimmy Scoular, RH
    Joe Harvey, ”
    Ted Robledo, ”
    Frank Brennan CH
    Charley Crowe LH
    Walker, RW
    White ”
    Taylor IR
    Millburn CF ”
    George Robledo ”
    George Hannah IL
    Last but not least Bobby Mitchell outside left, and of course those i left out.

  49. Guys – I know it’s not of any interest, except to me – but in the close-up of the crowd after Milburn scores the first goal against Blackpool, the man in the black trilby hat and tash who turns briefly to look at the camera is my dad.
    He told me about it when I was old enough to understand – and I think I did see the newsreel once before, not sure how, – but it must be over 40 years since I saw it and I only remembered just now. As I said before, he was at all the 50s finals – and we went together to the failures in the ’74 and ’76 but he wasn’t fit enough to come to the ones in the 90’s so he let me take someone else on his ticket.
    He died 2 years ago at the ripe old age of 96. Bless him. Thanks for finding this film, guys.

  50. Nice one 6699!

    Lovely sentiments and chuffed worky’s article allowed you to tap into some good memories. I know me and my old man have always got grief for spending too much time on football and our club but I know I’ll always be able to reminisce about our shared passion for the game and NUFC.

  51. magpie6699 says:
    April 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    “cheers icedog – bit of a tear in the eye, I must say.”

    No tears needed buddy, your dad would have been proud of you for carrying on his tradition and sharing his love of Newcastle :)

  52. TOONSY you dont know how nice your words are,and what the mean,always went to match with my dad and brother.one match i missed because i was playing my dad went for drink after game,crossing town-moor he was attacked for £3 &packet of fags by two brave lads,he said HE was ashamed,he went in coma died 3wks later aged 86,ime still proud,like magpie,this blog should be voted best by far 2009/2010season,wonder if worky could dig any fairs cup footage,being greedy here like

  53. icedog – sorry to hear that – terrible thing to happen.But we all feel somehow that our dads passed on their love for the team and of going to the match – and that we’re continuing their tradition.